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Brant James

Brant James has written for SI.com, ESPN.com, USA TODAY and the Tampa Bay Times, among other publications.
ABC & ESPN To Display Betting Information on XFL Broadcasts

ABC & ESPN To Display Betting Information on XFL Broadcasts

ABC & ESPN will provide betting information on their broadcasts of XFL games beginning this weekend.

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NASCAR’s Dillon: Sports Betting Can Drive Fan Engagement

NASCAR’s Dillon: Sports Betting Can Drive Fan Engagement

The winner of the 2018 Daytona 500 says that the existing interest in NASCAR fantasy games would translate very well into a sports betting realm, helping to boost interest for the series.

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Billions Will Be Bet On Super Bowl 54, But Not In Florida

Billions Will Be Bet On Super Bowl 54, But Not In Florida

South Florida in particular on this weekend, and Florida in general every day, is a desert of sports betting. Even though it is among a select handful of states graced with the weather and facilities to regularly host championship sporting events.

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Penn National & Barstool Could Reshape Legal Gambling, Media

Penn National & Barstool Could Reshape Legal Gambling, Media

The marriage of Penn National Gaming and Barstool Sports could further reshape the futures of legal gambling, media and how they intersect in North America.

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What Impact Will MLB Sign-Stealing Scandal Have On Betting?

What Impact Will MLB Sign-Stealing Scandal Have On Betting?

The sign-stealing scandal in Major League Baseball has called into question the integrity of the sport. Regaining the trust of fans, sponsors, sportsbooks and bettors will be critical to the future of the sport -- and betting.

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AGA Estimates 3 Million More Super Bowl Bettors Than 2019

AGA Estimates 3 Million More Super Bowl Bettors Than 2019

An American Gaming Association poll estimates that 26 million Americans will bet on Sunday's Super Bowl 54 between the San Francisco 49ers ans the Kansas City Chiefs -- and more Americans than ever will be able to wager legally.

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The Super Bowl 54 Referee And What He Means For Betting

The Super Bowl 54 Referee And What He Means For Betting

As referee, Bill Vinovich and his officiating crew will set the tone for Super Bowl 54 between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs in Hard Rock Stadium on Feb. 2. His past performances and reputation, like those of the players on the field, will be parsed by bettors who are expected to wager hundreds of millions on the game.

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Oscars Betting Tips & Picks From Bookmaker Johnny Avello

Oscars Betting Tips & Picks From Bookmaker Johnny Avello

Johnny Avello offered Oscars odds for entertainment purposes before they were legally available. Now bettors in New jersey and Indiana can bet on this year's Academy Awards legally, to the delight of Avello, the sportsbook director at DraftKings.

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Astros’ Scandal as Bad as Black Sox? Historian Weighs in

Astros’ Scandal as Bad as Black Sox? Historian Weighs in

The Houston Astros fired the manager and general manager who won the 2017 World Series over a sign-stealing scandal. So how do the Astros compare to the infamous Chicago White Sox who threw the 1919 World Series?

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Louisiana Fails To Cash In On College Football Title Game

Louisiana Fails To Cash In On College Football Title Game

Louisiana joins its peers in the chamber of lost commerce — including Arizona, California and Florida — in failing to fully capitalize on sports betting. Unfortunately, unregulated markets will.

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Betting Experts Weigh Jeopardy Flap, Other Specials Markets

Betting Experts Weigh Jeopardy Flap, Other Specials Markets

Famed bookies Johnny Avello and Jimmy Vaccaro discuss whether they’d take action on shows where the outcome precedes the TV airing. The Grammys, Emmys and Oscars might be safer bets to become legal U.S. markets.

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2020 Brings Sports Betting Resolutions You Will Enjoy Keeping

2020 Brings Sports Betting Resolutions You Will Enjoy Keeping

Your New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be dull or feel punishing. With expanded sports betting opportunities on the horizon, these resolutions from sports betting experts will be fun, and perhaps even profitable.

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